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26 November 2012

Recommended Reading: Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

Posted In: Economics

Last week Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke once again warned Congress about the impending fiscal cliff. To be sure, there are a lot of perspectives on this issue and many players weighing in. We’ve rounded up highlights from the multitude of opinions on Capital Hill and Wall Street.

While the timing and impact of the fiscal cliff loom, one thing remains crystal clear: Bernanke, Obama and Boehner (among many others) must work together for the long term best-interests of the United States economy.

Please note that the content of this site should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute.

About the Author(s)
Ron Rimkus, CFA

Ron Rimkus, CFA, was Director of Economics & Alternative Assets at CFA Institute, where he wrote about economics, monetary policy, currencies, global macro, behavioral finance, fixed income and alternative investments, such as gold and bitcoin (among other things). Previously, he served as SVP and Director of Large-cap Equity Products for BB&T Asset Management, where he led a team of research analysts, 300 regional portfolio managers, client service specialists, and marketing staff. He also served as a Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of large-cap equity products at Mesirow Financial. Rimkus earned a BA degree in economics from Brown University and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Topical Expertise: Alternative Investments · Economics

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